"Essential reading for an understanding of modern-day Africa" — The New York Times Book Review
"A rare overview of the wild and frequently unreported developments on the world’s second-largest continent… an intelligent and powerful argument for sanity and humanity." — The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A primer for all of us who don’t know enough about the Dark Continent…a fascinating and important book"
"A thoroughly clear-sighted, honest book that provides a political and social survey of the 46 countries of sub-Sahara Africa. — Business Week